SPRINGFIELD Ill. The Illinois Senate has approved a smoking ban in public places and sent it to the House, where its fate is not known. The senators passed the measure 34-23. If the bill passes in the House and gets Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s signature, Illinois would become the 17th state to have a statewide ban. Some 43 Illinois municipalities have their own bans in place, which would override stipulations of a state ban. Chicago’s ban is slated to become effective next year.
Register to view this article
It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.
Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.
Attention Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now.We promise it will only take a few minutes!
Questions about your account or how to access content?